Ballet


  • "Seven beauties" (to motives by Nizami's poem) (1952). A moralizing story about transformation of Sasanidian shah Bahram into the wise and fair governor is put in a basis of Nizamiís immortal creation. After the feats accomplished in glory of a throne and the state, Bahram-gur seeks for rest in a society of seven beauties. His wivesí stories in the allegoric form proclaim principles of moral improvement: from censure of rough sensuality through eulogy of modesty, wisdom, kindness, truthfulness and restraint to achievement of high spirituality.

    Begun to see clearly from love dreams Bahram, having seen injustice, caused by Vizier, orders to execute him, and then, having dismissed seven beauties, leaves in nonexistence, having refused from transitoriness of all terrestrial. Ballet by Gara Garayev, as well as a poem by Nizami, is imbued with philosophical sub current. A reality and mysticism, love dreams and essential social problems, - in the ballet all these are antagonized in images of seven beauties and people. Vizier (whose charms cause beautiesí images) and the girl Aysha from people act as the typified representatives of these two confronting origins.

    The main difference of the ballet from the poem consists that Bahram suffers crash of career as a governor. Forces of "harm" win Bahram-gurís thoughts and acts. His protection of the Vizier-traitor aggravates his conflict to people. Morally devastated, he kills Aysha and is expelled by people.

  • "Through path of thunder" (to Abraham's novel) 1958. Abrahamís novel is written during struggle of colonial peoples of Africa for independence. Color young men Lenniís and white girl Sariís love is put in a basis of the plot. All neighboring farmers and landowners become more hardened against Lenni, who violated the firm racial laws. In Christmas night Sari runs from the hated house. However, the heroes perish while protecting love and freedom from the flown into rage persecutors.

 

 
 

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